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257.66 sec. 001 - Executive Compensation: Legal Fundamentals and Practical Application (Fall 2019)

Instructor: Doreen Lilienfeld  (view instructor's teaching evaluations - degree students only)
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Units: 1


    Th 6:25 PM - 8:30 PM
    Location: Law 145
    From September 26, 2019
    To October 03, 2019

    F 09:30 AM - 12:00 PM
    Location: Law 145
    From September 27, 2019
    To October 04, 2019

    F 3:10 PM - 5:15 PM
    Location: Law 145
    From September 27, 2019
    To October 04, 2019

Course Start: September 26, 2019
Course End: October 04, 2019
Class Number: 32389

Enrollment info:
Enrolled: 15
Waitlisted: 0
Enroll Limit: 34
As of: 04/07 11:14 PM

The executive compensation practice often involves direct interaction with the most senior persons at large institutions regarding their own financial situations and careers, and is therefore almost uniquely personal in nature among the practice areas of law firms which specialize in advising large companies. However, it is fundamentally a rules-based, multi-disciplinary practice, the first priority of which is to know the applicable guidelines and how to apply them to the many different situations which may arise. Therefore, the first part of the course will introduce students to the legal framework of the executive compensation practice, including the applicable fundamental tax, securities and employment law rules, with an examination of pertinent statutes, regulations and regulatory pronouncements.

The second part of the course will focus on the application of these rules to specific, real-world situations, including the negotiation of CEO-level employment agreements from the standpoint of both the executive and the employer, corporate mergers and acquisitions, and compensation issues which arise in the boardroom, including how the current environment of vigorous shareholder activism, buttressed by proxy advisory firms, has influenced the way in which directors think about executive compensation.

This course shall meet on the following schedule:

Week One:
Thursday September 26, 6:25pm to 8:30pm
Friday September 27, 9:30am to 12:00pm PLUS 3:10pm to 5:15pm

Week Two:
Thursday October 3, 6:25pm to 8:30pm
Friday October 4, 9:30am to 12:00pm PLUS 3:10pm to 5:15pm

Attendance at the first class is mandatory for all currently enrolled and waitlisted students; any currently enrolled or waitlisted students who are not present on the first day of class (without prior permission of the instructor) will be dropped. The instructor will continue to take attendance throughout the add/drop period and anyone who moves off the waitlist into the class must continue to attend in order not to be dropped.

Exam Notes: (TH) Take-home examination
This is a credit only course
Course Category: Business Law

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